Twenty things to do on 4/20 -- happy holiday!

It's April 20: Do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.

Special 4/20-centric events:

Once the haze has lifted from Civic Center Park, after-parties for the 4/20 rally will begin to shape up at Casselman's and Quixote's True Blue.

The doors at Casselman's open at 9 p.m., and performers include Paul Wall, 20:12, D A Dub, Hypnautic, King Tef & Johny Rochetz; there will also be a fashion show hosted by DJ Cyn. ($20-$25)

Quixote's hosts Whiskey Tango, Stoney Holiday, Buntron Smith and Oaksmere Piddie at Skunk Entertainment's after-party, which starts at 4:20 p.m. (free with flier, $5 without)

BurlyCute will reprise its Reefer Mania burlesque extravaganza at Bender's Tavern, featuring 1920s- and '30s-era songs about smokin' dope; the 8 p.m. show will be followed by a release party for madame Cora Vette's album of Reefer Mania songs, titled Smokin' Reefers. (21+, $12)

Kush magazine's 4:20 Bash lands on Herman's Hideaway, 1578 South Broadway, and will feature J.O.B. with Prime Element and Jus Cos. (21+, $5)

The Whomp Truck doesn't always whomp on Wednesday, but you can catch the guerrilla dubstep team at the Sacred Plants Visionary Art Show + Wine and Cheese Reception from 5 to 11 p.m.

The Mercury Cafe is hosting an oil spill teach-in at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free open stage for musicians, comics and magicians and a dispensary legal benefit featuring Doo Crowder, Sons of the Addicted, Coyote Poets of the Universe. Both start at 8 p.m. (all ages)

Happen to be happening tonight:

Indie folksters Rural Alberta Advantage will play the hi-dive with Lord Huron and Jay J Matott; doors open at 8 p.m. (18+, $12)

Contemporary jazz legend Lee Ritenour starts his show at the Soiled Dove Underground at 8 p.m. (21+, $30)

At Cervantes', the bass will be heavy with Two Fresh, Lazersword and Mochipet on stage starting at 9 p.m. (all ages, $25)

Punk-rock veterans Unwritten Law headline a show that also includes Authority Zero, Boldtype and No Bueno at Summit Music Hall; doors open at 7 p.m. (all ages, $18)

etown's Earth Day show hits the Boulder Theater at 6 p.m.; guests are Arlo Guthrie and Reed Foehl. (all ages, $27)

The trippy multimedia project the Shpongletron Experience, with Random Rab and Lynx, starts at 9 p.m. at the Bluebird Theater. (16+, $35)

Ghettotech outfit Floor headlines a show at the Marquis Theater with Adai and the Black Sheep of Kali at 8 p.m. (all ages, $14)

If you're in the mood for some bluegrass, Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers and Mike Gibbons are playing the Laughing Goat starting at 8 p.m. (all ages, free)

The Gothic Theatre plays host at 7 p.m. to indie darlings Scala & Kolacny Brothers, whose cover of Radiohead's "Creep" you might remember from The Social Network. (all ages, $25)

Next door, the stage at Moe's will host reggae/hip-hop group Ghost Town Bandulu, with Green River Vibe and the Knobby Roots A Mac DZ Experience starting at 9 p.m. (16+, $5)

Oskar Blues hosts a Tribute to Dolly Parton from 7 to 11 p.m. (all ages, free)

Weekly happenings:

As Jon Stewart's "enhancement smoker" character in Half-Baked well knew, sometimes things you can do all the time are a whole new experience when you're ON WEED.

This round's Wasted Wednesday at Vinyl features Sleepyhead, Salva, Anansi, Wyatt Lamond and Tree Thugger starting at 9 p.m. (18+, $5)

Gypsy Swing Revue plays its weekly show at the Irish Snug at 8 p.m. (all ages, free)

Keep things dreamy at the Walnut Room's Slowdown Lounge with Paul Riola from 5 to 8 p.m. (21+, free)

Honorable mention:

The sold-out Duran Duran show at the Ogden and Collie Budz at the Fox are bound to be a good time -- if you already bought your tickets.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >